Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited ( HY2019 Presentation

first_imgGrit Real Estate Income Group Limited ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Financial sector has released it’s 2019 presentation results for the half year.For more information about Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited (  2019 presentation results for the half year.Company ProfileGrit Real Estate Income Group Limited is a property investment company that is particularly interested in African real estate assets. The company mainly deals with US dollar and Euro denominated medium to long term leases with high quality global graded tenants. Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited also operates in Morocco. Mozambique, Mauritius, Kenya and Zambia. Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited has a primary listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, and a secondary listing on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Francis is a pope of firsts

first_img Rector and Chaplain Eugene, OR By Mary Frances SchjonbergPosted Mar 13, 2013 Thomas Mansella says: Featured Events Ecumenical & Interreligious Nathaniel Queen says: Rector Martinsville, VA Featured Jobs & Calls TryTank Experimental Lab and York St. John University of England Launch Survey to Study the Impact of Covid-19 on the Episcopal Church TryTank Experimental Lab Episcopal Migration Ministries’ Virtual Prayer Vigil for World Refugee Day Facebook Live Prayer Vigil June 20 @ 7 p.m. ET Youth Minister Lorton, VA Canon for Family Ministry Jackson, MS Submit a Press Release Curate (Associate & Priest-in-Charge) Traverse City, MI Rector Pittsburgh, PA Rector Hopkinsville, KY Rector Belleville, IL Comments (6) Assistant/Associate Rector Washington, DC Bishop Diocesan Springfield, IL Missioner for Disaster Resilience Sacramento, CA Rector Collierville, TN Associate Rector for Family Ministries Anchorage, AK Newly elected Pope Francis, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, appears on the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica after being elected by the conclave of cardinals, at the Vatican, March 13, 2013. White smoke rose from the Sistine Chapel chimney and the bells of St. Peter’s Basilica rang out on Wednesday, signaling that Roman Catholic cardinals had elected a pope to succeed Benedict XVI. Photo: Reuters/Dylan Martinez[Episcopal News Service] Argentinian Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 76, was elected March 13 by the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church to succeed Pope Benedict XVI.Bergoglio, the first Jesuit and the first cardinal from Latin America ever to be elected pope, chose the name Francis.Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori said in a statement that the Episcopal Church “will pray for the new Bishop of Rome, Pope Francis I, and for the possibility of constructive dialogue and cooperation between our churches.”Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby also issued a statement. “We wish Pope Francis every blessing in the enormous responsibilities that he has assumed on behalf of Roman Catholics around the world,” he said, calling the new pontiff “a compassionate pastor of real stature who has served the poor in Latin America, and whose simplicity and holiness of life is remarkable.”While many observers assumed that Bergoglio took the name Francis in a signal he hopes to emulate the humility of the man who founded the Franciscan order, a man named Francis was significant in the early days of the Jesuits. Francis Xavier, one of the first seven Jesuits, was a student of Ignatius of Loyola, the founder of the Society of Jesus. Some consider the two to be the co-founders of the order. Early in their history, the Jesuits ran afoul of the pope, the Roman Curia and some nations more than once, but mostly for political and economic reasons rather than theological ones.Bergoglio had been archbishop of Buenos Aires since 1998. He was made a cardinal by Pope John Paul II in 2001. He is the first non-European to lead the Roman Catholic Church in more than 1,000 years, according to reports.Bergoglio was born in Buenos Aires to parents of Italian heritage. It is said that Bergoglio refused to live in the palatial bishop residence in Buenos Aires and took public transportation to work rather than ride in a limousine. He is also said to cook his own meals.The National Catholic Reporter reported in a profile 10 days before his election that Bergoglio was runner-up in the 2005 conclave that elected his predecessor, Benedict XVI.The CIA’s World Factbook says that Argentina is nominally a Roman Catholic nation with 92 percent claiming that affiliation and less than 20 percent practicing. About 39 percent of the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics live in Latin America.White smoke billowed from the chimney atop the Sistine Chapel at 7:06 p.m. local time (2:06 p.m. EST) but Bergoglio did not appear publicly until more than an hour later.The bells of St. Peter’s Basilica started ringing and the thousands of people waiting in the rain in St. Peter’s Square began to cheer. Others began rushing to the square. The crowd – “that goes on as far as the eye can see,” according NBC news anchor Brian Williams — chanted “Viva il Papa” even before Bergoglio appeared.The first man who appeared on the balcony was Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue in the Roman Curia, who announced “Habemus Papam” – “We have a pope” – and the Latin name Franciscus.Francis appeared on the balcony of St. Peter’s facade, known as the Loggia of the Blessings, about 8:20 p.m. (3:20 pm. EDT) to speak to the vast crowd and to give his first papal blessing.“First of all let us all pray for the pope emeritus,” he said early in his remarks, leading the crowd in the Lord’s Prayer and a Hail Mary. He spoke in Italian with what some recognized as a slight Spanish accent.“I ask a favor, before the bishop blesses the people, I ask the people to bless the bishop,” he said. He called for a moment of silence and bowed his head to the crowd.After giving his blessing, Francis said: “Thank you for the welcome. See you soon, tomorrow I want to pray to the Madonna. Good night and good rest.Retired New York Cardinal Timothy Eagan spoke about Francis on NBC news during the announcement. “He is a scholar but he is a scholar who knows how to talk to the folks in the parishes, and that’s where it’s at,” said Eagan, who was too old to vote in the conclave.Francis succeeds Benedict XVI, who ended his eight-year papacy Feb. 28, after announcing earlier that month that he was no longer up to the job’s demands. He became the first pontiff in 598 years to resign.Cardinals reached the required two-thirds majority, 77 votes, needed for the election of a new pope after two days of voting. Bergoglio apparently was elected on the fifth ballot.The conclave started on the afternoon of March 12 with a solemn ceremony in the Sistine Chapel following a special Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica, before the secret balloting began.— The Rev. Mary Frances Schjonberg is an editor/reporter for the Episcopal News Service. Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Hires Reverend Kevin W. VanHook, II as Executive Director Episcopal Charities of the Diocese of New York Rector Albany, NY Rector Smithfield, NC Shirley E. Viall says: Course Director Jerusalem, Israel Director of Administration & Finance Atlanta, GA Francis is a pope of firsts Jorge Mario Bergoglio is papacy’s first Jesuit, first Latin American, first Francis Comments are closed. Press Release Service Priest-in-Charge Lebanon, OH AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to PrintFriendlyPrintFriendlyShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to EmailEmailShare to MoreAddThis March 14, 2013 at 12:14 am A very wise and humble man of prayer. He likes to ride the subway and go to appointments on his own. Very ecumenical– Good news for Anglicans! The fact that he elected a name that no one has used before, tells that he will be his very own man. March 14, 2013 at 1:16 am A true model of St. Francis Xavier who has a heart for the people, for all people. We must pray for Pope Francis and for God’s guidance as he walks in the fisherman’s shoes. May God protect and keep him. March 16, 2013 at 10:27 am Thank you for the news that I recieved.As for our church and community,we are pleased this news to share and pray. Virtual Episcopal Latino Ministry Competency Course Online Course Aug. 9-13 Join the Episcopal Diocese of Texas in Celebrating the Pauli Murray Feast Online Worship Service June 27 center_img Rector Tampa, FL Revd.Sanda Aung says: This Summer’s Anti-Racism Training Online Course (Diocese of New Jersey) June 18-July 16 Tags March 13, 2013 at 5:18 pm I pray for the new Pope; for integrity, willingness to lesson not only to God but the whole body of the church, the people, and for him to be able to discern what is right and what is un acceptable as leader of a troubled church, reflective of this troubled world we live in. May God be with him in his new spiritual journey of leadership. Rector Washington, DC New Berrigan Book With Episcopal Roots Cascade Books Episcopal Church releases new prayer book translations into Spanish and French, solicits feedback Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs The Church Investment Group Commends the Taskforce on the Theology of Money on its report, The Theology of Money and Investing as Doing Theology Church Investment Group Assistant/Associate Rector Morristown, NJ Rector/Priest in Charge (PT) Lisbon, ME Priest Associate or Director of Adult Ministries Greenville, SC Submit an Event Listing March 13, 2013 at 10:21 pm Am very stunned…a Latin and a Jesuit! A wait and watch will be the interesting part. Inaugural Diocesan Feast Day Celebrating Juneteenth San Francisco, CA (and livestream) June 19 @ 2 p.m. PT Virtual Celebration of the Jerusalem Princess Basma Center Zoom Conversation June 19 @ 12 p.m. ET An Evening with Presiding Bishop Curry and Iconographer Kelly Latimore Episcopal Migration Ministries via Zoom June 23 @ 6 p.m. ET Director of Music Morristown, NJ Submit a Job Listing AliceMarie Slaven-Emond says: Cathedral Dean Boise, ID Associate Rector Columbus, GA Rector Bath, NC Remember Holy Land Christians on Jerusalem Sunday, June 20 American Friends of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem Assistant/Associate Priest Scottsdale, AZ Rector Knoxville, TN The Church Pension Fund Invests $20 Million in Impact Investment Fund Designed to Preserve Workforce Housing Communities Nationwide Church Pension Group Curate Diocese of Nebraska In-person Retreat: Thanksgiving Trinity Retreat Center (West Cornwall, CT) Nov. 24-28 Seminary of the Southwest announces appointment of two new full time faculty members Seminary of the Southwest Family Ministry Coordinator Baton Rouge, LA An Evening with Aliya Cycon Playing the Oud Lancaster, PA (and streaming online) July 3 @ 7 p.m. ET March 13, 2013 at 5:58 pm I pray to our Lord Jesus Christ that the Holy Spirt and the Grace of GOD ‘s HAnd Be apon this Man as he asumes the Position he has been appointed to, May his mind and Heart always be guided by love and honesty and rightiness to lead a troubled church and its people. I am glad to see a man as humble as we have been told to take this role and I in Christ service will pray for his sucess into the modern World. May GOD be Glorified in his Work ahead of him. Rector (FT or PT) Indian River, MI Dennis Verser says: Ya no son extranjeros: Un diálogo acerca de inmigración Una conversación de Zoom June 22 @ 7 p.m. ET Rector Shreveport, LA Associate Priest for Pastoral Care New York, NYlast_img read more

Carroll House / LOT-EK

first_img “COPY” CopyAbout this officeLOT-EKOfficeFollowProductsWoodSteel#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesBrooklynUnited StatesPublished on October 12, 2017Cite: “Carroll House / LOT-EK” 12 Oct 2017. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogWoodTechnowoodPergola SystemsWindowsMitrexSolar WindowMetal PanelsAurubisPatinated Copper: Nordic Green/Blue/Turquoise/SpecialCommunications2NIntercom – 2N® IP BaseSkylightsLAMILUXGlass Skylight FE Pyramid/HippedConcreteKrytonCrystalline Waterproofing – KIMWood Boards / HPL PanelsBruagWall Cladding – MDF Perforated PanelsStonesMikado QuartzQuartz Slab – ClassiqueFloorsFranken-SchotterFlooring Panels – Dietfurt LimestoneWindowspanoramah!®ah! CornerFittingsSaliceStorage Accessories – Excessories, Pull- outArmchairs / Couches / Futons / PoufsEmuSeating System – TamiMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?拨地而起,让集装箱住宅冲破大地 Carroll House / LOT-EK是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Houses Carroll House / LOT-EK Area:  5000 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project Architects: LOT-EK Area Area of this architecture project “COPY” Carroll House / LOT-EKSave this projectSaveCarroll House / LOT-EK Year:  Commission:Kim and Joe CarrollMep / Sustainability:DagherDesign:Ada Tolla, Giuseppe Lignano, Virginie StolzMEP:DagherSustainability:DagherCity:BrooklynCountry:United StatesMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Danny BrightRecommended ProductsWindowsRabel Aluminium SystemsMinimal Casement Windows – Rabel 8400 Slim Super Thermal PlusWindowsSky-FrameRetractable Insect Screen – Sky-Frame FlyEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesAlucoilStructural Honeycomb Panels – LarcoreEnclosures / Double Skin FacadesFranken-SchotterFacade System –  LINEAText description provided by the architects. Carroll House is a single-family residence located in a typical 25×100-feet Brooklyn corner lot. 21 shipping containers are stacked and cut diagonally along top and bottom, generating a monolithic and private volume within the urban fabric.Save this picture!© Danny BrightSave this picture!© Danny BrightThe diagonal cut modifies the conventional ground-floor rear yard type and uses, allocating outdoor space at each level. At the same time, the container walls along the diagonal cut shield the outdoor space from passers-by. Large sliding glass walls create continuity between indoor space and outdoor private enclosed decks.Save this picture!© Danny BrightAt ground level, the diagonal cut provides entry to the cellar and garage. Kitchen, dining and living room occupy the first floor above ground, while the area right above the garage ramp forms a media room with bleacher seating and projector.Save this picture!© Danny BrightSave this picture!Container DiagramSave this picture!© Danny BrightThe kids’ level is right above, with the intimate space of single containers providing privacy to the bedrooms and a large open area dedicated to playing. At the top, the master bedroom is split into an open space with a bed and a large bathtub and a large dressing area with powder rooms. The container assembly optimizes usage, recombining all leftovers generated by the diagonal cut.Save this picture!© Danny BrightProject gallerySee allShow lessThe 10 Different Ways to Measure a Skyscraper’s HeightArticlesStudents Design Temporary Furniture for Victims of DisplacementMisc Share Photographs:  Danny Bright United Statescenter_img Save this picture!© Danny Bright+ 27 Share 2016 Projects CopyHouses•Brooklyn, United States Silman Structural Engineer: ArchDaily ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Photographs ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

LEI House / AZL Architects

first_img China CopyAbout this officeAZL ArchitectsOfficeFollow#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsHospitality ArchitectureHotelsResidential ArchitectureHousesZhejiangResidential ArchitectureAZL ArchitectsTangleChinaPublished on June 18, 2018Cite: “LEI House / AZL Architects” 18 Jun 2018. ArchDaily. Accessed 11 Jun 2021. ISSN 0719-8884Browse the CatalogAluminium CompositesTechnowoodWood Siding in KSR Villa BodrumRailing / BalustradesMitrexIntegrated Photovoltaic Railing – BIPV RailingMetal PanelsAurubisCopper Surface: Nordic DécorWindowsAir-LuxSliding Window – CorneringWoodBruagRoom Acoustics – Interior Cladding PanelsSinksBradley Corporation USASinks – Frequency® FL-SeriesMetal PanelsTrimoInternal Walls – Trimoterm, Qbiss OneGlassSolarluxWintergarden – SDL Akzent plusSystems / Prefabricated PanelsInvestwoodCement Bonded Particle Board – VirocPaintKEIMMineral Paint in Hunters Point LibraryCabinetsburgbadMid-Height Cabinet – EssentoSignage / Display SystemsGlasbau HahnMuseum Display CasesMore products »Save想阅读文章的中文版本吗?雷宅 / 张雷联合建筑事务所是否翻译成中文现有为你所在地区特制的网站?想浏览ArchDaily中国吗?Take me there »✖You’ve started following your first account!Did you know?You’ll now receive updates based on what you follow! Personalize your stream and start following your favorite authors, offices and users.Go to my stream Area:  296 m² Year Completion year of this architecture project ArchDaily “COPY” Photographs “COPY” CopyHotels, Houses•Tangle, China Architects: AZL Architects Area Area of this architecture project Save this picture!© Li Yao+ 32Curated by Joanna Wong Share Hotels Projects Year:  2018 Photographs:  Li Yao, Bowen HouSave this picture!© Li YaoRecommended ProductsWindowsKalwall®Facades – Window ReplacementsDoorsVEKADoors – VEKAMOTION 82WindowsAccoyaAccoya® Windows and DoorsWindowsSolarluxSliding Window – CeroNative order Compared with the mass development of cities in the recent three decades, the Chinese villages rooted in traditional agriculture civilization still maintain the overall rural spatial characteristics of “architecture with no architects “, presenting a kind ofnative order under the traditional social background. .Now, this spontaneous state is encountering clashes from urban civilizations. The LEIHouse is a typical case with reference value. The house is located in Shanyinwu village in Tonglu County in Hangzhou, not far from the administrative center of the town. Most of the houses in the village have been rebuilt in recent ten years and belong to the typical “new rural” style. From an architectural prospective, traditional architectural features that can characterize this area are hard to be seen.Save this picture!© Li YaoThe site of the project is an ordinary house located in the village. The whole area is about 200 square meterby the hillside facing the valley and a reservoir. The owner wants to live in the house while providing  accommodation for travelers. Homeowner Ms. Lei, as the founder of “Ruralation”, a local successful Bed and Breakfast brand, is an influential “Exemplary new generation” in the area.She is also in urgent need of demonstrating a brand new value through the project and seeking a model for rural economic and environmental improvement. This is also a new opportunity that all villagers expect to see in rural development.Save this picture!© Li YaoCraftsman ArchitectureSettlement: The layout of the project follows the basic arrangement of village farmhouses. It faces the valley and main road on the south side, forming an open courtyard backed by the hill. The three-story building is in square shape and aligned with the contours of its neighboring houses on both sides.Except forthe various type of vegetables and flowers planted delicately in the yard and on the roof, easily seen whenever one approaches the house, this gray stone object is even more difficult to notice comparing to its white-and-red decorated neighbors.Save this picture!Site PlanTypes: The house has a brick and concrete structure that is most commonly used by local artisan. The three-story height, the simple vertical volume and the limited window opening together with the exceptionally compact interior space almost dated back to the old rammed earth houses in the local area. Due to the large availability of scrap collected from local stone processing factory and the many skilled craftsmen, there is no extra cost for the construction of this castle-like house, which gives the female homeowner a sense of security and belonging. The efficient use of the interior and the flexible arrangement of stairwell inside the house smoothly connected the functional space of each floor andguided the natural light from the top and also the sides into each corner of the house, making the visiting neighbors very curious. .Save this picture!© Li YaoIndustry: The cyan slates are the scraps of a nearby stone processing factory, whose stone is used to decorate the city’s buildings, roads and public squares at a mere cost of transportation. The stone wall masonry isnot only a continuity of the local tradition of “She”( one of the very rare Chinese minority group) whenbuilding walls and dams, but also an introspectionof the new ways of brick veneer for farm house. The successful use of stone scraps in LEIHouse led to the rise of “scrap”price from the neighboring stone factory. Perhaps the factory that previously provided materials for urban construction turned out to have more opportunities from local demands.The Bauhaus-style bamboo chandelier actually came from a skilled bamboo craftsman in the village. It is the result of numerous tries taken by Ms. Lei and the craftsmen. By using thick soil cultivation, the plants and vegetables thrive with no fertilization and pesticide on Lei’s roof, while most of her neighbors depend heavily on those chemical additives. Save this picture!© Li YaoSave this picture!ScetionsSave this picture!© Li YaoDigital Countryside: traditional craftsmanship versus digital technologiesConfronted with new technologies, especially the sudden appearance of advantageous industrial products, native construction skills that are more often associated with individuals would easily lose confidence. The “blocks” that were heavily used in walls and landscapes ofLEI House, attempt to reestablish an association between technology and craftsmanship. The concrete hollow blocks in rural areas are usually cheap construction materials, but after being reconfigured by architects and craftsmen, they can perform as well as masonry in space composition and expressiveness. Save this picture!Courtesy of AZL ArchitectsEfficiency: The logic of masonry is also used in the 3D printed pavilion in the courtyard, with the PLA 3D printed unit replacing the standardized block, the transparency of the hollowed bricks was further emphasized. The translucent materials and space is realized by the combination of accurate digital control and flexible manual adjustment of scale and components. No matter how advanced the technology is, the judgments of efficiency is on two levels- its own physical properties being the basis, the parameter setting as well as the possibilities of optimization would be a critical perspective that might contribute towards eliminating the contrary between technology and craftsmanship.Save this picture!© Bowen HouSave this picture!Pavilions Decomposition DiagramNetworking: Limited budget, the lack of professional management team and the continuous loss of local artisans are common problems that rural construction faces. Based on 3D printing technology, industrialized pre-fabricated assembly system, off-site processing and supply chain transportation, the locally assembled system can minimize the damage of construction made to the local environment. In the 3x3x3-meter space in the front yard of the LEI House, the pavilion of 400units was completed in one month by a network composed of three vendors in Beijing and Nanjing. Two inexperienced villagers were able to complete the assemble work in three days. In this case, architects explored the direction of rural construction supportedby modern technology and oriented by efficiency with restraints of rural conditions..Save this picture!3D Pavilion Detail. Image © Bowen HouSave this picture!Pavillion Facade AnalysisPLA: The time and material consumed in three-dimensional printing directly affect the project processing time and construction costs. Lightness becomes the core pursuit of designing, in line with thepractical conditions of rural construction site that is often small and in lack of professional equipment. With the flexibility of density by 3D printing, the corresponding density parameters can be set according to the mechanical calculation of different units to create a translucent effect. The transparency and texture of the pavilion contrast sharply with the heavy volume of the dense castle-like stone walls. Their extremely simple forms correspond nicely with each other in the rural setting, forming a pure, retrained, pristine yet mysterious futuristic rural touch.Save this picture!© Li YaoOn the long way back to Mother Nature, human beings might find rural settlements a naturally advantageous spiritual shelter.The anti-commercialization traditions, counter-technique thinking, the desire to reshape their communities, the artisanship in rural architecture anddigitalization of countryside might be an effective path to remodeling sustainable human space.Save this picture!© Bowen HouProject gallerySee allShow less”Sunyata: The Poetics of Emptiness”: The Indonesian Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Bien…Architecture NewsPortland Japanese Garden Cultural Village / Kengo Kuma & AssociatesSelected Projects Share ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard LEI House / AZL Architects LEI House / AZL ArchitectsSave this projectSaveLEI House / AZL Architects ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboardlast_img read more

Research report to help Midlands community foundation tackle biggest issues

first_imgResearch report to help Midlands community foundation tackle biggest issues Howard Lake | 16 March 2018 | News  285 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8  284 total views,  2 views today Research by the University of Wolverhampton will help the Heart of England Community Foundation tackle some of the biggest issues facing communities across Birmingham and the Black Country.Communities Uncovered was commissioned by the Heart of England Community Foundation, an independent charity which distributes funding across the West Midlands, to examine issues affecting the region, including unemployment, health and social welfare. The research was carried out by the University’s new Institute for Community Research and Development.The findings were presented at an event which took place at the University in front of an audience of more than 100 invited guests, including representatives from the government and local authorities, voluntary organisations, police and funding bodies. Recommendations from the researchRecommendations based on the research include: Advertisement Tagged with: community foundations Funding Midlands Research / statistics AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis8 supporting adults in areas with higher than average unemployment to access jobs through training and supportingextended learning opportunities for young people at risk of falling below average GCSE scoresthe need for support for teenage parentshelping organisations working to tackle obesity, health issues and higher than average levels of homelessness.Tina Costello, CEO of Heart of England Community Foundation, said: “This report aims to shine a light on those complex social issues which are having the most pronounced effect on local people and communities.“With this information we hope to be able to make more informed choices about our grant making priorities to help tackle these needs head on, communicating these to other funders, donors, philanthropists and businesses to harness more support.“Our partnership with the University of Wolverhampton represents our serious commitment to expand our learning and data and achieve greater outcomes for local communities.” Heart of England Community FoundationThe Heart of England Community Foundation has distributed £2.7 million in funding to 916 community projects across the Black Country and Birmingham since 2014.It commissioned the report to ensure that future grants remain strategically distributed “to meet the most pressing needs across the area”.The report highlights facts including that across Birmingham and the Black Country a total of 4,800 people are recognised as homeless and in priority need, 68% of people are overweight, and in the West Midlands there are just 75 jobs for every 100 residents.Dr Steve Iafrati, Senior Social Policy Lecturer at the University of Wolverhampton, who led the research said: “This report provides an accessible way to identify areas of need and to begin to recognise the ways in which certain groups may need supporting and that certain cycles may need breaking.“One of the outcomes of the report is to identify a range of indicators and challenges facing various geographical areas within Birmingham and the Black Country. With this information, it is possible for the Foundation to consider strategies for future funding, including which areas and themes to prioritise.” About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.last_img read more

Alarming decline in press freedom and free speech in Nicaragua

first_img News The IAPA and RSF expressed their concern about the systematic and constant campaign of attacks against the independent press by the government led by President Ortega and his wife, Vice-President Rosario Murillo. Nearly half of UN member countries have obstructed coronavirus coverage Marvin RECINOS / AFP Journalists and members of the public who are attacked cannot file complaints with the police or judicial authorities because these entities are under political control and lack the autonomy needed to take action. August 22, 2018 Alarming decline in press freedom and free speech in Nicaragua –       Conduct thorough investigations into all acts of violence against journalists and media outlets and strictly enforce the law against all those responsible, so that impunity does not fuel even more violence. September 29, 2020 Find out more These requests were made at a news conference in Managua after a series of meetings with civil society representatives in Nicaragua from 13 to 15 August. Organisation The media outlets that the IAPA and RSF delegation met during the visit described the grave level of oppression used by the police and paramilitary groups against the public and journalists during demonstrations. The attacks on independent media and journalists include threats, persecution, intimidation and smear campaigns, and acts of violence, especially in the provinces. They have included a bomb attack against Radio Darío’s installations and staff in the city of León, and journalist Ángel Eduardo Gahona’s murder in the city of Bluefields. The IAPA/RSF international delegation consisted of Gustavo Mohme, IAPA president and publisher of the newspaper La República (Peru); Roberto Rock, the chair of the IAPA’s Committee on Freedom of the Press and Information and editor of the news portal La Silla Rota (Mexico); Emmanuel Colombié, the head of RSF’s Latin America bureau (Brazil); and Ricardo Trotti, the IAPA’s executive director (United States). The IAPA and RSF met with media representatives, independent journalists from various provinces, representatives of the Civil Alliance for Justice and Democracy (a coalition of student movements, farmers and business leaders), former President Enrique Bolaños, Catholic Church officials and Managua-based diplomats. On the other hand, the two organizations hailed the growing social network presence, which has allowed the public to participate and to keep informed despite the government’s censorship. They also stressed the importance of the solidarity and self-protection procedures developed by the media and journalists, and urged them to extend these practices to their fellow journalists in the provinces. News The IAPA and RSF representatives undertook to send a report of their findings to the working group on the situation in Nicaragua that has been created by the Organization of American States, and undertook to provide Nicaragua’s journalists and media with their handbooks and guides on how best to cover situations involving a high level of risk. RSF and PEN urge Nicaraguan legislators to reject “foreign agents” bill Receive email alerts Reporters Without Borders (RSF) and the Inter American Press Association (IAPA) call on President Daniel Ortega’s government to end the current violence against the media in Nicaragua, to investigate and punish attacks against journalists, and to implement the measures to protect journalists and their families requested by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights.center_img July 29, 2020 Find out more The IAPA and RSF ask President Ortega’s government to: The IAPA and RSF condemned the government’s use of discriminatory practices in the allocation of state advertising and radio and TV frequencies to strangle media outlets economically; restrictions on the import of journalistic supplies and equipment; abusive tax audits; and the pressure on private sector advertisers to discourage them from placing advertising with independent media outlets. Nicaragua is ranked 90th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2018 World Press Freedom Index. NicaraguaAmericas Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses PredatorsViolence NicaraguaAmericas Activities in the fieldCondemning abuses PredatorsViolence –       Implement the protective measures requested by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for journalists who have been attacked or threatened, and for their families; and create a national mechanism for the protection of journalists and a special prosecutor’s office to investigate crimes of violence against journalists, like those that already exist in other Latin American countries. Gruesome death threats against Nicaraguan exile journalist to go further RSF_en –       Recognize – in line with the Inter-American Democratic Charter and the Chapultepec Declaration (which says press freedom is essential to democracy) – that the government and national and international bodies have an obligation to seek an appropriate and stable framework for a dialogue based on respect and tolerance that opens the way to a democratic solution to Nicaragua’s grave social and political crisis. Help by sharing this information The IAPA and RSF are alarmed by the degree to which authoritarian policies, propaganda and a secrecy culture have weakened the country’s public institutions, which are no longer trusted by the public and whose representatives refuse any contact with the media. –       Put an immediate stop to all physical attacks, acts of intimidation and threats by parapolice, paramilitary and violent groups that support the government, and by online activists who defame and insult independent journalists on social networks. Follow the news on Nicaragua News News June 29, 2020 Find out morelast_img read more

Limerick parishes planning a safe return to Mass

first_imgEmail WhatsApp Twitter BISHOP Brendan Leahy has confirmed that planning a safe return to public Mass has started for parishes throughout the Limerick Diocese following the publication of a framework document by the Irish Episcopal Conference (IEC) on Tuesday.Parishes have been given guidelines for the initial steps to enable them celebrate the sacraments and the necessary measures to protect the public.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up They have been asked to establish support teams to oversee implementation of the guidelines and provide appropriate training for priests, ministers, readers, employees and volunteers.They have also been asked to secure an appropriate supply of signage, cleaning/sanitising materials and accessories and items necessary for protection.The IEC framework states that the guidelines may need to be adapted in some cases, depending on factors such as the capacity and layout of churches and the size of the parish community, but in all circumstances the safety and health of people, ministers, and priests must be paramount.No church should be opened for public prayer or worship until satisfactory arrangements have been put in place.The framework states it is essential that people who are vulnerable or unwell continue to stay at home where they can participate in celebrations through online services.It sets out checklists and recommendations for physical distancing, maintenance of hygiene, liturgical matters and communication for protocols and procedures at all parishes.Welcoming the publication of the guidelines, Bishop Leahy said it would get people thinking about a return to public celebration of the sacraments, which everyone has missed so much.“However, it is not going to be without challenges as, on a parish by parish basis, there is much work to do in a short space of time to ensure that every public health measure possible is taken.“Obviously, the number of people allowed into churches will be very significantly limited and we need to get a handle on that and all other arrangements. Ultimately, communications will play a big role in this also so that the public will know the restrictions and the arrangements.“Due to existing health concerns, some people won’t be able to attend and we will have them very much in mind. If there’s a consolation it is in how much people have engaged with our services online during the Covid lockdown. We will, of course, be continuing with those and look forward to our celebrations being enhanced on June 29,” he concluded. Facebook Advertisementcenter_img NewsCommunityLimerick parishes planning a safe return to MassBy Staff Reporter – June 16, 2020 664 Previous articleWATCH: Kileedy clash with Croom in 2007 Limerick SHCNext articleHarvest Fair cancellation puts pressure on care centre Staff Reporter Print Linkedinlast_img read more

Increase to Housing grants for Elderly & Disabled come into effect on Friday

first_imgAudioHomepage BannerNews Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic WhatsApp Previous article30 people awaiting admission to LUHNext articleCouncil back motion supporting nurses in strike action News Highland Twitter Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest Derry draw with Pats: Higgins & Thomson Reaction center_img News, Sport and Obituaries on Monday May 24th DL Debate – 24/05/21 By News Highland – January 29, 2019 RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Pinterest Increases to Housing grants for Elderly and Disabled persons paid by Donegal County Council will come into effect on Friday.The increases were ratified this week by the council, on foot of recommendations from the housing SPC.The council also agreed to relax the criteria for inclusion in the scheme, saying if a person’s condition isn’t included in the recognised list, it can be considered on its merit.Cllr Patrick Mc Gowan says it’s an important step forward:Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Twitter FT Report: Derry City 2 St Pats 2 Facebook Increase to Housing grants for Elderly & Disabled come into effect on Fridaylast_img read more

Main Buncrana to Clonmany reopens after earlier incedent

first_img Google+ News By News Highland – September 5, 2017 Arranmore progress and potential flagged as population grows Pinterest WhatsApp Publicans in Republic watching closely as North reopens further Pinterest Community Enhancement Programme open for applications Previous articleTyrone County Board hold their September meeting tonightNext articleMickey Harte to stay on as Tyrone Manager in to 2020 News Highland Twitter Loganair’s new Derry – Liverpool air service takes off from CODA center_img Twitter Facebook Google+ Important message for people attending LUH’s INR clinic The main Clonmany to Buncrana road, which wasy closed at Drumfries after a lorry overturned earlier, has reopened.No one was seriously injured during the incident. WhatsApp Main Buncrana to Clonmany reopens after earlier incedent RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Facebook Renewed calls for full-time Garda in Kilmacrennanlast_img read more

Senator Joe Donnelly Meets Supporters In Evansville

first_imgFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailShare Senator Joe Donnelly Meets Supporters In EvansvilleNOVEMBER 2ND, 2018 JOYLYN BUKOVAC EVANSVILLE, INDIANACandidates are making a final push before voters head to the polls next Tuesday. Indiana incumbent Senator Joe Donnelly stopped in Evansville for the second time in two weeks. One of the closest watched races in the upcoming midterm elections is the Indiana Senate race. Therefore, it is no wonder Joe Donnelly is touring Indiana and making another stop in the tri-state.On Tuesday, November 6th, Hoosiers will make a decision that could ultimately alter the party majority in Congress. Senator Donnelly says he is not just for the Democratic Party; he’s for the people.Senator Donnelly was first elected to the U.S. Senate in 2012 and is facing Republican challenger Mike Braun in the upcoming midterms.The focus of today’s campaign stop was encouraging voters to get out and make their voices heard.“Your vote is your voice, and this may be the biggest election of our lifetimes and so, you know I can’t control the weather, but you have the opportunity to make sure that whatever happens in the years ahead that you were part of determining what it was. And you’d think in the sacrifices made by so many to our country who fought overseas, who put their lives on the line, who lost their lives to save this nation, the least we can do is to vote,” says Donnelly.Indiana Secretary of State candidate, Jim Harper, joined Donnelly at today’s event. Local candidates also took the stage to be recognized for their involvement.Election day is Tuesday, which means the only day left to vote early is Saturday, November 3rd. Two Evansville polling places you can cast your ballot are Northeast Baptist Church and Cedar Hall School. Both locations will be open from 8 AM to 3 PM.last_img read more